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Options for Purchase

You are not required to purchase your computer from Virginia Tech. 

Be sure to carefully evaluate the warranty options from retailers to make sure you are getting Accidental Damage protection. The best warranties come from the computer manufacturer, rather than a third party. 

Options Include, but are not limited to: 


Direct from Manufacturer

Below are links to a few popular laptop brands, but you are not limited to these brands. Shop around for the best deal for you that meets the requirement.

For Computer Science majors ONLY: See notes on this page.


Virginia Tech Bookstore

  • Double-check machines sold by the bookstore to assure they meet the requirements listed here.
  • Please do not buy online from the bookstore until their site is updated to our new 2024-2025 requirements (Around May 19).
  • Contact the bookstore by phone: 540-231-6114 for their latest information and offerings.

 

Retailers

  • Brick-and-mortar, and online retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, CDW, Micro Center, and many others. Be sure to carefully evaluate the warranty options from retailers to make sure you are getting Accidental Damage protection.

 

Do you still have questions?

If you need more immediate assistance, please email our Instructional Technology Office or call 540-231-9076.